Trump Address on Afghanistan, Annotated

Aug 22, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9 PM

President Trump addressed the nation Monday night on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia.  The president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. NPR journalists from across the newsroom offer context and analysis about President Trump's remarks.

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